It's Official: Homes Are Being Sold Like Cars!

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP

I received my daily unsolicited email today. This one was from an overzealous Broker describing her listing. And I quote:

 

"DEAL OF THE CENTURY

Our seller's Loss Is YOUR Buyer's Gain

No Deal Will Be Refused

Come See, Come Buy Today

The Welcome Mat is Out

Seller Needs To Sell Yesterday, WOW!"

 

 

Only everything was in RED and in bold. The house itself looks like a gigantic shoe box. A big square built by a less than respected builder.

Last I checked, a century was 100 years. That's a long time back to make such a claim. The home is priced about 10% below market value, hardly the "deal of the century." I did some research and found that this particular neighborhood has more short sales and foreclosures than a beach has sand, further diminishing the subdivisions value.

 

No deal will be refused?

It's the obligation of every Realtor in the state of Texas to present all offers.

 

Maybe the seller directed the listing agent to advertise the home as "Our seller's loss is your buyer's gain" who knows?



Have our listings turned into used car lots? Are we using methods, tactics and verbiage that you'd ordinarily hear at the car lot? Seems like some sellers and listing agents are really reaching to get showings. This type of gorilla marketing will usually attract one type of buyer....

 

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Greg Nino
, Houston area Realtor®.
Helping residential buyers, sellers and tenants 7 days a week.
Available @ 832-298-8555 

RE/MAX Compass (Formerly RE/MAX WHP)

www.GiveMeMyHomesValue.com

www.EverydayHoustonHomes.Com

 

 

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Rainer
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Jon Budish
CDPE
Remax Action Brokers, CDPE - Northern Colorado

Greg, did they have an inflatable gorilla hovering over the home?

September 20, 2010 09:13 AM
Rainmaker
563,876
Mike Saunders
Lanier Partners

At least it isn't being sold with the statement "you have to buy it so you can know what is in it" as some of congress's legislation is being sold.

September 20, 2010 10:29 AM
Rainmaker
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Greg Nino
Houston, Texas
RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP

Very funny Jon and Ed!

September 20, 2010 11:31 AM
Rainmaker
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Christine Hooks
Celebrating 20 Years in Real Estate!
Pino Agency

I think the funniest ad I ever saw was, "El Cheapo - El Dumpo"

no lie....

September 20, 2010 12:49 PM
Rainmaker
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Mike Wong
Realtor, GRI
Keller Williams Realty Southwest

Oh if I had the time in my day to waste to call the listing agent and ask them: "Deal of the century? PROVE IT!  

September 20, 2010 06:25 PM
Rainmaker
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Greg Nino

Houston, Texas
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